An updated version of the North American Transportation Statistics (NATS) database, a unique online source for comprehensive information on transportation activity, has recently been released. The database is the result of a tripartite initiative representing the transportation and statistical agencies of Canada, the United States and Mexico. All three countries have updated the tables to include 2011 data where available.

The database covers 12 specific areas of interest, including transportation and the economy, passenger and freight transportation, transportation and energy consumption, and transportation safety.

The NATS database provides consistent and comparable data across modes of transportation and countries to help evaluate transportation benefits and impacts.

Written in English, French and Spanish, the North American Transportation Statistics database is available online at

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Statistics Canada (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; or Media Relations (613-951-4636;